AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)


Sunday, September 11, 2011

Take a walk in the shadows...

Part of the walking track at Waterfall Gully, Arthurs Seat

Shadow Shot Sunday #173
Height of Haiku Challenge
Haiku Heights #69 ~ Free Topic

Walk in the shadows
Remember light cast this place
Hope in the darkness

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Sylvia K said...

Such lovely shadows and looks like a great place to walk! And, of course, lovely words to match! Hope you've enjoyed a great weekend, Gemma!


Kay L. Davies said...

I love shadowy walks. This one is beckoning me, from the other side of the world.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

LV said...

A nice walk thorough the shadows.

Judith Westerfield said...

Hope in the darkness. I like that

Anonymous said...

great picture to match lovely words

Maxwell Mead Williams Robinson Barry said...


A Wild Thing said...

Simply magical, what a beautiful stairway and the ferns are wonderful, it looks like quite a nice day, things must be warming up. Soon the beaches will be filled with sun loving bathers...and all of us poor slobs up here in the Northern parts will be whining our brains out wishing for's the same ol' song, year after year...and why do we stay, cause when it's nice, it's really nice and it's home sweet home with family and friends...but believe me, next year, if I can swing it, I'm gonna be in Florida January and February. It'll take a bit of finagling, but I'm hopeful...well, I'm dreamin' anyway, out loud!

Things have really calmed down in the hen yard since the mean bird is gone, my little flock follows me all over the yard and sit outside my shop when I'm working, they've become quite fun to have around...sure doesn't take much for some does it...LOL...!

Hope things are healing up and you're getting along in class...soon summer will be back and the healing will really be in full swing, just in time!

Have a great week ahead dear friend, thinkin' of ya always!

Bunches of hugs!


Magical Mystical Teacher said...

That stark shadowy line seems to be leading me straight into the heart of the woods.


Bits of shadow and blasts of light,
Morning and evening, noon and night;

Days of darkness, gloomy and drear;
Sometimes bright ones, bringing good cheer;

Spring or winter, summer or fall,
Light or shadow—embrace them all!

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Morning Shadow Magic here

Ralph said...

The woods can be dark, and we may lose our way. Yet with the sun peering down, the steps will not now be tripped over. And the shadow of the railing leave no choice as to where to step and which direction to follow as the line is so well defined. A fine day off the beaten path!

ShonEjai said...

Very nice photo. Very nice poem!

Nanka said...

This looks like a yearning for summer light where now a shadow is cast like a spell which will soon be lifted!!
Conversely harsh sun has destroyed some of the lush green and there is hope of its revival in the shady nooks.
Perplexed state of the world!!

Talibah said...

I love this peaceful shot!

Anonymous said...

That's rather nice :)

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very good and nice photo.

Regards and best wishes

Anonymous said...

The thoughts in this one flow together so well - you capture the moment like all good haiku should.

Marja said...

A great shadow Love the picture Reminds me of my walks in the bushes here

Spadoman said...

Another beautiful shadow shot. I love the forest and how the sun plays around everything. Lovely haiku as well. Your blog shines, always.


Anonymous said...

Great haiku to go with a tremendous picture.
I loved your last line - 'hope in the darkness'

Anonymous said...

I laughed when I read the caption that it was Arthurs Seat - so different to the original Arthurs Sear in Edinburgh (Scotland)

ps - an excellent shadow shot!

Kelly said...

Instead of the Yellow Brick Road, just follow the shadow!

Patti said...

The shadow beckons us up the trail into the cool woods..

"Hope in the darkness" is a great line.

I actually don't care for wide steps like that..they hurt my knees sometimes. I must be getting old.



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